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Highways Agency Reform – Queen’s Speech

June 2014
and Nicholas Smith

The government has today announced, in the Queen’s Speech, its intention to reform the Highways Agency through the Infrastructure Bill which will be presented to Parliament this year.

The Bill will change the Highways Agency from a ‘quango’ (quasi-autonomous non- governmental organisation) into a government-owned company (Go-co). This will make the Highways Agency a legally separate government-owned company, limited by shares, with the Secretary of State for Transport as the sole shareholder.

Our short article outlines the improvements the reform is expected to make.

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